Forest Fire (23295 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 06 Jun 2022

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1006781
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 1373 in the burned area
Burned area: 23295 ha
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*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 1373 23295 26 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) . The nearest places are and Pweto.

Radius Population
10 km 5900 people
5 km 2200 people
2 km 1900 people
1 km 1900 people
Burned Area 1400 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 456 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pweto Luapula Zambia City - 86 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Luvua 1310 Civ. Unpaved No 5900 74 km
Pweto PWO unknown 0 83 km
Mitwaba 1597 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 88 km
Kilwa KIL unknown 0 94 km
Lusinga 1780 Civ. Unpaved No 4400 116 km



Nuclear plants

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